Curious - protein

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I noticed that I was eating a lot less protein than I should be for my activity level, weight and age.  My daily consumption was about 15-20 grams and it should be in the 50-60 range. Picked up some supplements (shakes and bars) a few days ago and have been eating 60 grams worth of them each day.

From time to time for some strange reason (Mercury in retrograde?) I have given up coffee. All forms of caffeine.  After about a week, I develop a persistent headache as a withdrawal symptom. It has always really startled me just how fast that headache can go away by consuming a caffeinated beverage.  I do not know what percentage is placebo and what percentage is human physiology but it is like flipping a switch. Headache? Can of Coke Pepsi (I seem to be too white for Coke so not drinking it any more)? Headache gone...

One of the symptoms of not enough protein is a sugar craving and I had it bad. Three or more Milky Way bars each day.  Needed them. Craved them. I wound up buying the grocery store candy-display-size boxes of 36 bars as I did not want to be without.

From day one, that sugar craving has dropped to zero.  I had one yesterday night for old time's sake and one this afternoon out of habit and for the taste but that has been it.  Before, I would have a major craving before dinner and now? Nothing.

Get enough protein in me and the craving dropped to zero immediately. Like flipping a switch.

Our bodies are very curious things. That something so complex can have such a simple stimulus/response.

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